New album 'Xscape' to be released in May by the late Michael Jackson

By Rebekah Penner ,

The late Michael Jackson’s voice can still be heard. A new album of unreleased music will be released on May 13.

Featuring eight new songs, Xscape is being released by Epic Records and the singer’s estate, reported the Associated Press.

The album was named for a track that was produced by Jackson and Rodney Jerkins; however, following Jackson’s death, Jerkins updated the track.

Several producers, including Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, John McClain, Timbaland, and Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, have musically updated other tracks on the album.

“Contemporizing” was the name given to the song by executive producer L. A. Reid. The original recordings will also be available in the deluxe version.

Fans of the singer can begin preordering Xscape Tuesday on iTunes, reported CNN.

In 2009, Jackson died of a lethal dose of an anesthetic. At the time, the singer was preparing for his This Is It tour.

Previously, Sony and Jackson's estate released another album in November of 2010 featuring new material by the late singer that had not made the cut on prior albums.

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